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Rev. Dr. Ray P. Goude Sr., age 90, passed away in Gloucester County on Feb. 21, 2020.

He was a retired Baptist minister who also served as an Intentional Interim Minister at churches throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Ray was a graduate of Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. He earned a Doctor of Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary, Slidell, Louisiana. Prior to entering the ministry, he owned and operated Goude Furniture Company in Cheraw, South Carolina.

Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pearl Stewart Goude; one son, the Rev. Ray P. Goude Jr. and his wife Donna; one daughter, Fran Trainum and her husband Ron; five grandchildren, Kimberly (Glenn), Ryan (Karin), Matt (Lindsey), Josh (Sydney), Mollie, and one great-grandson, Logan.

A funeral service conducted by the Rev. Ray P. Goude Jr., the Rev. Ryan Goude and Mollie Trainum will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Gloucester Point Baptist Church, followed by burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-10:45.

In memory of our loved one, contributions may be made to the Gloucester Point Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 305, Gloucester Point, Va. 23062. 

Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.